Honda Recalls 1.3 Million Vehicles, Citing Faulty Backup Cameras
Honda has issued yet another big car recall, this time covering some 1.3 million vehicles.
The Japanese automaker is calling back certain 2018-2023 Odyssey, 2019-2022 Pilot and 2019-2023 Passport vehicles. The rearview camera image may not appear on the dashboard screen in those cars, Honda said in a recall report filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
“The Media Oriented Systems Transport (MOST) communication coaxial cable was improperly designed and manufactured,” the company said in the report, “resulting in deformed terminals and potentially causing poor, or lost, connections intermittently between the audio display unit and the vehicle cable connector.”
“If the MOST communication is lost for more than 20 seconds, the rearview camera function will fail when the vehicle is in the reverse gear, increasing the risk of a crash or injury,” Honda added.
The overwhelming majority of the recalled vehicles were sold in the U.S., with the rest in Mexico.
“Honda previously extended the warranty to vehicles affected by the issue in 2021,” David Shepardson writes for Reuters. “The automaker said in a filing with NHTSA it has received 273,870 warranty claims related to the issue between May 2017 and June this year, and no reports of injuries or deaths related to the recall issue.”
Honda plans to notify owners of recalled vehicles by August 2, the company told NHTSA. It will ask owners to bring their vehicles to local dealers for inspection and repair.
Honda Owners: Know Your California Lemon Law Rights
The new recall comes just months after Honda said it would recall more than half-a-million CR-V sport utility vehicles for possible rear suspension.
The good news for Honda owners in California is that you have some important rights and protections under the state’s lemon law.
The law generally requires carmakers to perform various repairs on vehicles while they are under warranty. It also forces the manufacturers to buy back covered vehicles that they are not able or refuse to fix.
A carmaker can instead offer to replace the vehicle, but it is up to the owner to decide whether to accept or reject this alternative arrangement. That includes compensating the owner for any down payment on the car, as well as for monthly loan payments, the outstanding balance on any loan. The manufacturer is also responsible for towing, a rental car, and other related expenses.
Talk with a California Lemon Law Attorney
California car owners and lessors have some important rights and protections under the state’s lemon law. You do not need to wait for a recall to get a defective vehicle fixed.
If you have been stuck with a defective or malfunctioning vehicle, a California lemon law attorney at Bickel Sannipoli APC can help you fight back.